Category Archives: Theology

Echoes of the Word made flesh

Today’s sermon at Crosswalk Community Church (GCI): slides (10 MB) and audio. It’s richly illustrated, so the audio file and slides pdf are inter-related and best experienced together. Two Bible Paradigms was a bulletin insert. Special thanks to pastor Mike … Continue reading

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Trinitarian theology video discussion group

My Trinitarian Theology page describes the You’re Included series of video conversations, sponsored by Grace Communion International, devoted to practical implications of Trinitarian theology.* Each video is a conversation, not a lecture. Participants include popular writers, teachers, pastors and youth … Continue reading

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A Desert Parable, The Tree of Life, and The Shack

A Desert Parable Last night, Mike Rasmussen told us a parable: A man is standing in the wide-open desert, with sunlight pouring down all around him. Yet his eyes are shut firmly, closed tightly against the light, and he believes … Continue reading

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Masaccio’s Trinity, Psalm 22 and The Shack

We’re planning to see the movie version of The Shack this weekend. Ted Johnston offers helpful comments on his blog, The Surprising God. Meanwhile, I’ve written about Paul Young and The Shack in a number of posts here: Is God … Continue reading

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Eucatastrophe: Joy news!

“The Birth of Christ is the eucatastrophe of Man’s history. This story begins and ends in joy. It has pre-eminently the inner consistency of reality. This story is supreme, and it has entered history. It is pre-eminently (and infinitely, if … Continue reading

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Beauty in grace

I love the juxtaposed photos in Hannah’s blog post. Photographer Rotasiz Seyyah captured a number of portraits of ordinary people immediately before and after being told they are beautiful. How they respond! How their inner beauty shines, called forth by … Continue reading

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Solitude

Experiment: What if Barth’s Evangelical Theology was not written only for theologians? Karl Barth, Evangelical Theology(Eerdmans, 1963), ch. 10, “Solitude.” —– Case 1. “As a rule, the Christian artist will have to put up with pursuing his subject in a … Continue reading

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